Partner/ Studio Leader
Trae has over 10 years of professional experience in Planning, Landscape and Hardscape Design, and Construction. A BLA graduate of the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, Trae began his career at a well-respected Landscape Architecture firm in the Atlanta area. During his time there, he worked closely with homebuilders and developers through the build out of several large communities, gaining valuable experience in the creation of quality neighborhoods with a cohesive sense of place and theme. After several years of working in a design studio, Trae expanded his expertise to estimating and construction while working at an outdoor design-build company. As a Construction Project Manager, Trae had the opportunity to supervise various installations of both his designs and the designs of other landscape architects. Trae prides himself in creative designs that are not only practical to build but practical to the end user as well.
A good design pays for itself. We have all been to a place that utilized expensive materials but did not create a great or useful space. The strength of a good design lies in the experience the user gets from actively or passively engaging in that designed space. It is our responsibility as design professionals to create spaces that are not only memorable but also functional and sustainable.
Trae loves the outdoors! He spent the majority of his summers fishing, swimming and hunting the lakes, streams and woods surrounding his hometown of Augusta, GA. During his free time, Trae enjoys spending time with his wife and son, exploring the greenway paths, parks and eateries around his home in Dunwoody as well as other parts of Atlanta. Trae is also an excellent resource of useless comedy movie quotes which he sometimes taps into to keep things light in the office.